Fan Post – CBB Week 14 Bracketology (a.k.a. Beef-tology)

courtesy Mike Dunlop

Bracketology by: Jason Groomes (a.k.a. ‘Beef’)

Fourth weekly update here on February 9.  Approximately one month left in the season.  The RiSK metric is working nicely and making things a lot easier on this end.  Feel free to comment if you do or don’t like where teams are slotted.  Remember, some teams could be moved a line higher or lower than where they should be to avoid conference rematch conflicts for the first two rounds (except in the case of play-in games).

On a personal note, condolences go out to the Chapel Hill, NC community. And the family, friends and former players of the late, great, Dean Smith.  Dean is undoubtedly one of the faces on college basketball’s Mount Rushmore.

Seed Rankings
1. Kentucky, 23-0(Southeastern)
1. Virginia, 21-1(Atlantic Coast)
1. Wisconsin, 21-2(Big Ten)

1. Duke 20-3(Atlantic Coast**)


2. Gonzaga, 23-1(West Coast)

2. Arizona, 20-3(Pacific Twelve)

2. Villanova, 21-2(Big East)

2. Kansas, 19-4(Big XII)


3. Utah, 17-4(Pacific Twelve**)

3. Louisville, 19-4(Atlantic Coast***)

3. Baylor, 17-5(Big XII**)

3. North Carolina, 18-6(Atlantic Coast****)


4. Oklahoma, 16-7(Big XII***)

4. Iowa State, 17-5(Big XII****)

4. Wichita State, 20-3(Missouri Valley**)

4. Butler, 18-6(Big East**)


5. Virginia Commonwealth, 18-5(Atlantic Ten)

5. Notre Dame 21-4(Atlantic Coast*****)

5. Northern Iowa, 22-2(Missouri Valley)

5. Ohio State, 18-6(Big Ten**)


6. West Virginia, 18-5(Big XII*****)

6. Georgetown, 15-8(Big East***)

6. Oklahoma State, 15-7(Big XII******)

6. Texas, 15-8(Big XII*******)


7. Southern Methodist, 18-5(American**)

7. Arkansas, 18-5(Southeastern**)

7. Maryland, 19-5(Big Ten***)

7. Xavier, 15-9(Big East****)


8. Georgia, 15-7(Southeastern***)

8. Iowa, 15-8(Big Ten****)

8. Providence, 17-7(Big East*****)

8. San Diego State, 17-6(Mountain West)


9. Mississippi, 16-7(Southeastern****)

9. Michigan State, 15-8(Big Ten*****)

9. Cincinnati, 17-6(American***)

9. Stanford, 16-7(Pacific Twelve***)


10. Dayton, 17-5(Atlantic Ten**)

10. Indiana, 17-7(Big Ten******)

10. St. John’s, 14-8(Big East******)

10. Texas A&M, 16-6(Southeastern*****)


11. Boise State, 15-6(Mountain West**)

11. Illinois, 16-8(Big Ten*******)

11[play-in]. Louisiana State, 17-6(Southeastern******)

11[play-in]. Davidson, 14-6(Atlantic Ten***)

11[play-in]. Brigham Young, 16-8(West Coast**)

11[play-in]. Colorado State, 19-4(Mountain West***)


12. Tulsa, 17-5(American)

12. Stephen F. Austin, 16-3(Southland)

12. Valparaiso, 19-5(Horizon)

12. Harvard, 13-5(Ivy)


13. Murray State, 19-4(Ohio Valley)

13. Louisiana Tech, 17-6(Conference USA)

13. Toledo, 15-8(Mid-American)

13. Wofford, 18-5(Southern)


14. Iona, 18-6(Metro Atlantic)

14. William & Mary, 13-8(Colonial)

14. UC-Davis, 16-4(Big West)

14. North Carolina Central, 15-6(Mid-Eastern)


15. New Mexico State, 13-10(Western Athletic)

15. High Point, 14-7(Big South)

15. Albany, 16-7(America East)

15. Louisiana-Monroe, 12-8(Sun Belt)


16. North Dakota State, 15-7(Summit)

16. North Florida, 12-10(Atlantic Sun)

16[play-in]. St. Francis-NY, 15-9(Northeast)

16[play-in]. Sacramento State, 14-6(Big Sky)

16[play-in]. Colgate, 10-14(Patriot)

16[play-in]. Texas Southern, 11-12(Southwestern)


 Bracket

Midwest Region
1]—– Kentucky, 23-0
16 play-in]—– Colgate, 10-14 vs. Texas Southern, 11-12

8]—– Iowa, 15-8

9]—– Stanford, 16-7


5]—– Virginia Commonwealth, 18-5

12]—– Stephen F. Austin, 16-3


4]—– Butler, 18-6

13]—– Toledo, 15-8


3]—– Louisville, 19-4

14]—– William & Mary, 13-8


6]—– Texas, 15-8

11]—– Boise State, 15-6


7]—– Southern Methodist, 18-5

10]—– St. John’s, 14-8


2]—– Kansas, 19-4

15]—– Louisiana-Monroe, 12-8


South Region
1]—– Duke 20-3

16]—– North Florida, 12-10


8]—– Georgia, 15-7

9]—– Michigan State, 15-8


5]—– Ohio State, 18-6

12]—– Valparaiso, 19-5


4]—– Wichita State, 20-3

13]—– Murray State, 19-4


3]—– Baylor, 17-5

14]—– North Carolina Central, 15-6


6]—– Georgetown, 15-8

11 play-in]—– Davidson, 14-6 vs. Colorado State, 19-4


7]—– Maryland, 19-5

10]—– Texas A&M, 16-6


2]—– Gonzaga, 23-1

15]—– High Point, 14-7


East Region
1]—– Virginia, 21-1

16 play-in]—– St. Francis-NY, 15-9 vs. Sacramento State, 14-6


8]—– Providence, 17-7

9]—– Mississippi, 16-7


5]—– Northern Iowa, 22-2

12]—– Harvard, 13-5


4]—– Iowa State, 17-5

13]—– Wofford, 18-5


3]—– Utah, 17-4

14]—– Iona, 18-6


6]—– Oklahoma State, 15-7

11 play-in]—– Louisiana State, 17-6 vs. Brigham Young, 16-8


7]—– Arkansas, 18-5

10]—– Indiana, 17-7


2]—– Villanova, 21-2

15]—– Albany, 16-7


West Region
1]—– Wisconsin, 21-2

16]—– North Dakota State, 15-7


8]—– San Diego State, 17-6

9]—– Cincinnati, 17-6


5]—– Notre Dame 21-4

12]—– Tulsa, 17-5


4]—– Oklahoma, 16-7

13]—– Louisiana Tech, 17-6


3]—– North Carolina, 18-6

14]—– UC-Davis, 16-4


6]—– West Virginia, 18-5

11]—– Illinois, 16-8


7]—– Xavier, 15-9

10]—– Dayton, 17-5


2]—– Arizona, 20-3

15]—– New Mexico State, 13-10